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  • newJudge Says Abu Diab Not Killed by ISF, Tawhid Party Slams 'Political' Report
    Assistant State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Fadi Akiki announced Friday that the gunshot that killed Mohammed Abu Diab during the Jahliyeh incidents was not fired by the Internal Security Forces. In a report wrapping up his invest…
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 5:34pm -
  • newKataeb, LF Officials Laud Raad Apology over Moussawi Remarks
    Officials from the Kataeb Party, the Lebanese Forces and other parties on Friday lauded an apology by MP Mohammed Raad, the head of Hizbullah's parliamentary bloc, over remarks voiced Wednesday by MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi. “If apologizing for a…
    - 22 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 4:28pm -
  • newAmmar Lauds Hariri's 'Efforts', Says Hizbullah 'Not Fond of Weapons'
    MP Ali Ammar of Hizbullah's parliamentary bloc on Friday voiced appreciation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri and said that Hizbullah is not “fond of killing and weapons.” “When I read the government's Policy Statement I felt that it rises t…
    - 23 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 2:53pm -
  • newFadlallah: Ex-PMs May be Held Accountable over Missing Funds
    MP Hassan Fadlallah of Hizbullah's parliamentary bloc on Friday announced that “there are manipulated and missing documents” that could land some ex-PMs in jail. “There is a 2007 grant worth $10 million and its documents are missing accor…
    - 24 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 2:23pm -
  • Raad Apologizes for Moussawi Remarks after FPM-LF-Kataeb Talks
    The head of Hizbullah's parliamentary bloc, MP Mohammed Raad, on Friday apologized on behalf of the bloc over remarks voiced Wednesday by MP Nawwaf al-Moussawi. “An undesired debate erupted between some colleagues in the previous session and…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Feb 19, 1:57pm -

NNA-Leb

  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) announced the withdrawal of their supporters of Riyad Solh Square, after clashes provoked by
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:34pm -
  • Kataeb announces end of protest
    NNA - Kataeb party declared on Sunday the end of the protests in downtown Beirut, noting that its supporters withdrew from Riyad Solh Square, awaiting a new date for the next protest.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:28pm -
  • Hariri leaves Riad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Riad Solh after speaking with protestors.=========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Hariri: We will fight corruption
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, said on Sunday that "there is a long way to go and we will continue to counter waste and corruption.""We will be next to you and we will combat corruption," he tol
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:09pm -
  • Hariri arrives to Riyad Solh
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, arrived to Riyad Solh to meet with protestors angered by a planned increase in taxes.===============R.Z.
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:54pm -
  • Attempts to remove metal barrier in Riyad Solh Square
    NNA - NNA field correspondent to Riyad Solh reported on Sunday that attempts were made to remove the metal barrier separating protestors from security forces.The security forces called in reinforceme
    - 19 Mar 17, 12:53pm -

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  • newArmy arrests 2 prominent Daesh commanders
    The Lebanese Army has arrested two prominent Daesh (ISIS) leaders in Hermel, a statement from the Army said Saturday.
    - 54 mins ago, 16 Feb 19, 3:04pm -
  • newSnow at 900 m, cold winds expected over weekend
    Residents of Lebanon should look out for rain this weekend, and expect winds of almost 75 kilometers per hour and snow at altitudes of 900 meters and higher.
    - 15 mins ago, 16 Feb 19, 2:25pm -
  • newWahhab decries prosecutor decision
    Pro-Syria politician Wiam Wahhab Saturday decried a military prosecutor’s finding that the Internal Security Forces were not responsible for the death of his body guard last year.
    - 11 mins ago, 16 Feb 19, 1:59pm -
  • newLawmakers ready to monitor Cabinet for corruption: Berri
    With the Cabinet formed and given Parliament’s vote of confidence, Speaker Nabih Berri said lawmakers can press ahead with their number one goal: to fight corruption.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 11:49am -
  • newPompeo regrets Lebanon’s absence in Warsaw
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he regretted Lebanon’s absence from an Iran-focused summit held in Warsaw earlier this week, especially given that Iran is in Lebanon under the guise of Hezbollah.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:57am -
  • newCabinet wins confidence in 111-6 vote
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s third government received overwhelming confidence Friday in a late-night vote on the third day of often-divisive discussions on his Cabinet’s policy statement.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:54am -
  • newCabinet wins confidence in 111-6 vote
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s third government received overwhelming confidence Friday in a late-night vote on the third day of often-divisive discussions on his Cabinet’s policy statement.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:54am -
  • newISF did not cause Wahhab guard death: prosecutor
    Internal Security Forces personnel were not responsible for the death of Wiam Wahhab’s bodyguard during clashes at the former minister’s home in the Chouf village of Jahilieh last year, a military prosecutor said Friday.
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:12am -
  • newHariri vows to prevent Cabinet obstruction
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri reaffirmed his commitment to the Taif Accord, the CEDRE reforms and the dissociation policy, while rejecting attempts to obstruct the new government’s work, or align Lebanon with any regional axis, in a clear allusion to…
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:12am -
  • newInternational experts review Lebanon’s nuclear security
    Officials with the International Atomic Energy Agency have wrapped up a two-week mission to assess the security of nuclear materials in Lebanon.
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:12am -
  • newOfficials vow to enhance airport security as major audit ends
    Lebanon’s transportation and interior ministers vowed Friday to try to bring Beirut’s airport into compliance with global security standards, as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:12am -
  • newGovernment wins confidence by overwhelming margin
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri's third government won the confidence of Parliament by an overwhelming margin late Friday evening.
    - 15 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 11:32pm -
  • newParliament votes 111-6 to give confidence to new government
    Parliament votes 111-6 to give confidence to new government
    - 15 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 11:11pm -
  • newLebanese government wins confidence vote in Parliament
    Lebanese government wins confidence vote in Parliament
    - 15 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 11:08pm -
  • newWiam Wahhab's bodyguard wasn't killed by ISF, military judge finds
    Internal Security Forces personnel were not responsible for the death of Wiam Wahhab’s bodyguard during clashes at the pro-Syria politician’s home in the Chouf village of Jahilieh last year, a military judge said Friday.
    - 18 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 8:25pm -
  • newFamily of Imam Musa Sadr meet with Pope Francis
    The family of Amal Movement founder Imam Musa Sadr Friday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to ask for his support in their mission to liberate the missing Shiite leader, according to the state-run National News Agency.
    - 20 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 6:33pm -
  • newPompeo regrets Lebanon's absence from Warsaw summit
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he regretted Lebanon’s absence from an Iran-focused summit held in Warsaw earlier this week, especially given that Iran is in Lebanon under the guise of Hezbollah.
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 4:46pm -
  • newMinisters vow to enhance safety, security at Beirut airport
    Lebanon's public works and transport and interior ministers vowed Friday to try to bring the Beirut airport into compliance with global standards for safety and security standards, as recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
    - 22 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 3:52pm -
  • newBerri calls all MPs to convene at Parliament tonight
    Speaker Nabih Berri has asked parliamentary bloc leaders to instruct all MPs to convene at Parliament at 10 p.m. Friday. Deputy Speaker Elie Ferzli told The Daily Star that Berri is keen to wrap up discussions of the Cabinet's policy statement and ho…
    - 23 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 3:29pm -
  • Kataeb leader prods Hezbollah to submit arms to Aoun
    Kataeb Party leader MP Sami Gemayel Friday challenged Hezbollah to submit its arms to President Michel Aoun, saying his election presents an opportunity to fulfill its promise to do so once it had trust in the state.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Feb 19, 2:07pm -

Dailystar - Live News

  • newWahhab decries prosecutor decision
    Pro-Syria politician Wiam Wahhab Saturday decried a military prosecutor’s finding that the Internal Security Forces were not responsible for the death of his body guard last year.
    - 11 mins ago, 16 Feb 19, 1:59pm -
  • newSaudi crown prince delays visit to Pakistan by a day
    Pakistani officials said Saturday a visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to Islamabad has been delayed by a day, a sudden announcement that surprised many Pakistanis, who were preparing to welcome the Saudi delegation amid extraordinary se…
    - 17 mins ago, 16 Feb 19, 1:53pm -
  • newPence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia
    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.
    - 59 mins ago, 16 Feb 19, 1:11pm -
  • new7 militants killed, 15 personnel killed or wounded in N. Sinai
    Seven militants were killed and 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded Saturday in a clash in North Sinai, the Egyptian military said.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 11:57am -
  • newLawmakers ready to monitor Cabinet for corruption: Berri
    With the Cabinet formed and given Parliament’s vote of confidence, Speaker Nabih Berri said lawmakers can press ahead with their number one goal: to fight corruption.
    - 2 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 11:49am -
  • newIran says Pakistan to 'pay high price' over attack, warns Saudi Arabia
    Iran warned neighboring Pakistan on Saturday it would "pay a heavy price" for allegedly harboring militants who killed 27 of its elite Revolutionary Guards in a suicide bombing near the border earlier this week, state television reported.
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 10:28am -
  • newAfghan Taliban likely to meet Saudi crown prince in Pakistan: sources
    Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is likely to meet Afghan Taliban representatives during his visit to Pakistan starting Sunday, Pakistani government sources said, part of efforts to broker an end to Afghanistan's 17-year-old civil war.
    - 4 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • newLast Daesh holdout on verge of defeat in east Syria
    The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces will capture Daesh’s (ISIS) last enclave in eastern Syria "in a very short time", the battle commander said Saturday.
    - 5 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 9:33am -
  • newPush on last Daesh enclave in Syria blunted by surprise discovery of hundreds of civilians
    The offensive on the last enclave held by Daesh (ISIS) in eastern Syria has been blunted by the discovery of hundreds of civilians still living there, a commander with the Kurdish-led force fighting the extremists said Friday.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:57am -
  • newPompeo regrets Lebanon’s absence in Warsaw
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said he regretted Lebanon’s absence from an Iran-focused summit held in Warsaw earlier this week, especially given that Iran is in Lebanon under the guise of Hezbollah.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:57am -
  • newPompeo, Mogherini meet after Pence’s Iran claims
    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the EU’s top diplomat discussed global conflicts after Vice President Mike Pence accused European allies of trying to undermine U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:56am -
  • newTrump declares emergency to fund Mexico border wall
    U.S. President Donald Trump Friday declared a national emergency in a bid to fund his promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border without congressional approval, an action Democrats vowed to challenge as a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:55am -
  • newCabinet wins confidence in 111-6 vote
    Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s third government received overwhelming confidence Friday in a late-night vote on the third day of often-divisive discussions on his Cabinet’s policy statement.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:54am -
  • newIsrael leaks video of Gulf ministers at anti-Iran meet
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office leaked a video of Gulf Arab ministers slamming Iran during a closed-door session of a Middle East conference in Warsaw, Israeli media reported Friday.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:53am -
  • newPalestinians patrol Hebron as monitors ousted
    Following Israel’s expulsion of an international observer force from the volatile occupied West Bank city of Hebron, Palestinian activists are trying to fill the void by launching their own patrols to document alleged Israeli settler violence.
    - 13 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:53am -

Dailystar - Business

  • newSouth Africa arrests former envoy over MTN scandal
    South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award of a mobile-phone license to MTN Group Ltd. after it was initially given to Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri.
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:13am -
  • newSouth Africa arrests former envoy over MTN scandal
    South African police arrested a former ambassador to Iran on corruption charges related to the award of a mobile-phone license to MTN Group Ltd. after it was initially given to Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri.
    - 14 hours ago, 16 Feb 19, 12:13am -
  • newNBA, US Tennis, Sky, urge US action on alleged Saudi TV piracy
    A group of sports bodies and broadcasters including the U.S. National Basketball Association, U.S. Tennis Association and Sky has called for the United States to add Saudi Arabia to its "priority watch list" over alleged TV piracy, filings show.
    - 16 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 9:58pm -
  • newProgress in US-China trade talks sparks world stock rally
    Progress in the U.S.-China trade talks helped send world stock markets broadly higher on Friday and pulled investors out of the safety of government bonds.
    - 21 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 5:35pm -
  • newEuropeans $100B short of NATO spending pledge: study
    Europe would need to boost defense spending by more than $100 billion to hit the NATO spending pledge that has stirred much anger by U.S. President Donald Trump, a study showed Friday.
    - 23 hours ago, 15 Feb 19, 3:37pm -
  • Veteran US investment manager detained in Moscow
    A veteran U.S. investment fund manager was detained in Moscow Friday and faces fraud charges in a case that's likely to rattle the Russian business community.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Feb 19, 12:47pm -
  • US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin calls China trade talks 'productive'
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States had "productive" talks with China over their trade dispute after negotiations in Beijing ended Friday with no sign that any concrete progress had been made.
    - 1 day ago, 15 Feb 19, 10:59am -
  • Airbus to scrap A380 superjumbo production as sales slump
    Europe's Airbus is scrapping production of the A380 superjumbo, with lackluster sales forcing it to abandon a dream of dominating the skies with a 21st century cruiseliner.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 1:45pm -
  • Renault profits plunge in first annual earnings since Ghosn arrest
    Renault profits fell sharply last year, the French automaker said Thursday, in its first annual results since the stunning arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 10:08am -
  • Ghosn shakes up top legal team
    Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn Wednesday shook up his top legal team as he vowed to prove his innocence and defend himself with vigor against charges of financial misconduct.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 12:07am -
  • Ghosn shakes up top legal team
    Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn Wednesday shook up his top legal team as he vowed to prove his innocence and defend himself with vigor against charges of financial misconduct.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 12:07am -
  • Saudi funds focused on IPOs shrinking
    Betting on initial public offerings in Saudi Arabia in the past few years has proved to be a bad idea.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 12:06am -
  • Saudi funds focused on IPOs shrinking
    Betting on initial public offerings in Saudi Arabia in the past few years has proved to be a bad idea.
    - 3 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 12:06am -
  • Google to spend over $13B on US data centers, offices
    Alphabet Inc's Google said Wednesday it would spend more than $13 billion on data centers and offices in the United States this year.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 8:47pm -
  • Saudi king launches $22B development projects in capital Riyadh: state TV
    Saudi Arabia's King Salman Wednesday launched a number of development projects in Riyadh with an investment cost of 82 billion riyals ($21.9 billion), state TV said.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 8:28pm -
  • Brussels proposes adding Saudi Arabia to EU money laundering blacklist
    The European Commission Wednesday proposed adding seven countries including Saudi Arabia to the EU's money-laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart the financing of terrorism and organized crime.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 3:33pm -
  • Pakistan, India eye investment in MBS visit
    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman is expected to announce investments in energy and infrastructure during a visit to India and Pakistan in the coming days as part of his efforts to wean the Saudi economy off oil exports.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 12:07am -
  • Bank of Beirut becomes signatory to integrity declaration
    Bank of Beirut Tuesday took further steps toward improving transparency by signing the Investors for Governance and Integrity Declaration.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 12:07am -
  • Iran’s revolution has hit its midlife crisis
    Builders of the gleaming glass and stone Iran Mall that’s nearing completion on Tehran’s northwestern edge say it will be the Middle East’s biggest, required the world’s longest ever continuous cement pour and will revolutionize retail life i…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 12:07am -
  • Saudi business to get more complicated for EU banks
    European Union banks will face higher hurdles in dealing with clients from countries including Saudi Arabia as the bloc moves to tighten controls on illicit financial flows.
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 12:07am -
  • Sawiris to invest in Venezuela after Maduro
    Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he would invest in Venezuela anytime after embattled President Nicolas Maduro leaves office. Maduro starves his own people, he starves the whole country, he ruined the country, Sawiris told Bloomberg Televisio…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 12:05am -
  • Lebanon looks past Qatar’s $500M, sees ‘large deposits’
    Lebanon anticipates allies will help it maintain the pound’s stability by depositing money with its Central Bank, Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani said Sunday.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 12:08am -
  • Lebanon looks past Qatar’s $500M, sees ‘large deposits’
    Lebanon anticipates allies will help it maintain the pound’s stability by depositing money with its Central Bank, Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani said Sunday.
    - 5 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 12:08am -
  • Lebanon could receive 'large deposits' soon: Deputy PM
    Deputy Prime Minister Ghassan Hasbani said Sunday that Lebanon could receive significant bank deposits from allies soon.
    - 6 days ago, 10 Feb 19, 10:21am -
  • Digitization in Lebanon scores high on business
    Although digitization in Lebanon generally fares well compared to other countries in the MENA region, this system has not yet been fully embraced by most sectors in the country.
    - 9 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 12:09am -
  • Bank Audi projects 2.5 pct GDP growth in 2019
    Bank Audi has projected 2.5 percent GDP growth for Lebanon in 2019, heartened by the country’s formation of a government and promised reforms.
    - 10 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 12:08am -
  • Bank Audi projects 2.5 pct GDP growth in 2019
    Bank Audi has projected 2.5 percent GDP growth for Lebanon in 2019, heartened by the country’s formation of a government and promised reforms.
    - 10 days ago, 7 Feb 19, 12:08am -
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